April 08, 2008

Ugh .. the hubby is stubborn

Today, Damon calls me at 10am and tells me that he wants me to call the dr to see if they can see him today. I ask him why and he tells me he is having chest pains that radiate down his left arm and up his neck. I told him he needed to go to the ER but he would have no part of it. So I call the dr and they ask if he is having tightness in his chest or if he is feeling faint or nauseous.

I called him back to ask the questions the nurse had asked me. He tell me that he was feeling faint. He tells me he will just wait until 2:15 when he has a dr's appt. That just wasn't sitting well with me so I called him back and tried to convince him to go the ER. He finally agreed. Probably just to shut me up.

So I took off to Kilgore to get him and called him brother to tell him what was going on. He tells me he is closer than I am so he would go get him. Turns out he drove up like a minute before I did. I got Damon and headed to the ER. We get there and go to triage and they take him straight back.

They did a full cardiac work up on him. After 4 hours in the ER, they tell him that his cardiac tests came back fine and diagnosis him with unspecified chest pain and acute chest wall pain. They also scheduled him for a stress test on Thursday. Of course, all I am hearing is "see I told you I didn't need to go to the ER". I am trying to convince him that since his daddy died at 40 yrs old from a heart attack he needs to take these signs seriously because one day he going to think it is just another false alarm and then it is going to be too late.

Why do men have to be so stubborn? I have just got rid of my headache that I had all day long from worrying about him.